Opinion: Is Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC Worth Your Money?

With the first major expansion now out for fantasy epic Skyrim, Elder Scrolls veteran Jonathan Szafran delves back into the hit RPG to see if the trip to the island of Solstheim is one worth taking. So then – it’s here. The first major DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. No, I’m not including the lackluster Dawnguard expansion, nor the follow-up that was the exciting ‘house building’ simulator Hearthfire. Dawnguard... Read More

Game Review: Skyrim – Dawnguard

Mark Butler delivers his verdict on the eagerly-anticipated expansion for Bethesda’s epic RPG, available to download now for Xbox360. Considering that the fifth entry in The Elder Scrolls series is one of the most vast, expansive, content-rich experiences in perhaps the entire history of the gaming medium, the question that immediately springs to mind upon considering Dawnguard is obvious: does the seasoned Skyrim player really need more quests... Read More

Gaming News: BAFTA Announce ‘Audience Award’ Shortlist

BAFTA have announced their shortlist for the publically-voted ‘Video Game Audience Award’, which will be presented along with the British Academy’s other prestigious accolades at the ceremony in March. The nominees are: Batman: Arkham City Battlefield 3 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Fifa 12 L.A. Noire The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Minecraft Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception This will... Read More

Interview: TheRadBrad

With more than 65 million YouTube views to his name and a veritable army of fans, Bradley ‘TheRadBrad’ Colburn is fast becoming an internet celebrity with his entertaining video game walkthroughs. He spoke to Mark Butler about turning pro, getting recognised in the street – and his plans for a range of RadBrad T-Shirts. When college student Bradley Colburn uploaded a video of himself playing Modern Warfare 2 back in April 2010,... Read More

Opinion: Bugs And Glitches – How Much Is Too Much?

With countless gamers complaining about Skyrim’s glitches, and the feeling that companies are putting ‘unfinished products’ out onto the market, Mark Butler looks at the issue of bugs in games – and to what extent we should tolerate them. While recently pondering the many bugs and glitches of Skyrim, and the extent to which they have negatively impacted on some gamers’ enjoyment of the experience, I was struck by just... Read More

Mad Mack: Five Games Skyrim Should Have Sex With

Disgruntled gamer Dave ‘Mack’ McConkey takes a look at five gaming experiences the blockbuster RPG should get down and dirty with, in an attempt to improve everything from its unsatisfying melee combat to its disappointing enemy AI. I may not have played the latest Elder Scrolls experience for quite as long as some, for whom it has undoubtedly become more of a lifestyle choice than a computer game. But the internet is all about the uninformed... Read More

Opinion: Crime Pays When It Comes To Games

Inspired by Skyrim’s dark delights, Mark Butler looks at the benefits of carrying out evil acts in games – and asks whether those afraid of getting their hands dirty are missing out on some amazing experiences. Some people really are holier than thou when it comes to games with a moral dimension. You know the kind of people I mean. Gamers who refuse to harm a hair on a single non-hostile NPCs head – even if it means they’ll... Read More

Opinion: Top Five Games Of 2011

The past year has seen a strong roll-call of impressive releases, ranging from the latest installments in blockbuster franchises to the unexpected delights of innovative indie creations. So, with the New Year just around the corner and 2012 in sight, what better way to celebrate the impending global apocalypse than with FMV’s selection of the best games of 2011? Here, our five resident writers each pick out their favourite title of the year, ... Read More

Opinion: Skyrim’s Cicero – The Most Annoying Video Game Character Of All Time?

He’s the world’s campest jester. He’s the most unlikely member of the Dark Brotherhood imaginable. And every time he opens his mouth I feel an overwhelming urge to wallop him with the biggest damn mace I can lay my hands on. For those of you who haven’t yet had the dubious ‘pleasure’ of being introduced, I’m talking about Cicero – a character from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim who may well be the most... Read More

Opinion: Five ‘WTF’ Moments In Skyrim

Millions of gamers have already been thrilled, captivated and astonished through exploring the magnificent world of Skyrim – and it’s fair to say that there are plenty of ingenious surprises to uncover and stumble upon. Whether shocking, amusing or downright jaw-dropping, here are some of the best ‘WTF’ moments the epic RPG has to offer… (Warning: This article contains spoilers) Hungry Like The Wolf When you first meet... Read More

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